Sitka's Water Rights

The City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) welcomes proposals from companies or individuals who are interested in fresh water export either as value added bottled water or as raw bulk water. The CBS has permits to export 29,235 acre feet of fresh water per year (9.5 billion gallons) directly sourced from the Blue Lake reservoir.

Aerial Photo of Blue Lake Reservoir prior to the 2014 dam expansion.

Aerial Photo of Blue Lake Reservoir prior to the 2014 dam expansion.

 

CBS holds water rights from the State of Alaska via Certificate of Appropriation ADL 43826 and Certificate of Appropriation LAS 19669.  The breakdown is as follows:

  • 19,492 AFY for industrial use

  • 29,235 AFY for export as bulk water or bottled water. 

 

 

Interested in exporting bulk water? 

If you want to learn more about utilizing Sitka water for specialized manufacturing purposes for or exporting call or email the Gary Paxton Industrial Park Director, Garry White.